The Technology Behind Fort Knox Safes: How Our Safes Are Made

Whether you own a single firearm, multiple firearms, or are thinking about buying one for the first time, it’s important to understand that owning a gun safe to store your firearm is part of being a gun owner. However, not all gun safes are created equally and plenty of companies cut corners to make theirs affordable for everyone. The problem with these gun safes is they likely won’t secure your firearms in the event of a fire, flood, or if an intruder attempts to steal your valuables. Fort Knox safes are different and are designed to withstand the harshest environments to keep your possessions safe. The proof is in the details of the manufacturing process, and we’ve explained those steps for you to gain a full appreciation of the quality.


Preparing To Build Fort Knox Safes


While every step of the manufacturing process is important, preparation is key. Every component must be measured and prepared to perfection for the assembly process to go smoothly. Once the steel materials are cut and stacked, they go into preparation for sanding and painting. Fort Knox uses a methodical process focusing on the smallest details to ensure every gun safe is built to the appropriate specifications.


Assembling The Safe


Once all of the materials are prepared, our experts begin assembling the safe. We start by welding the frames together for the outer walls from a single piece of flat steel to form the body. Then the metal is bent to the perfect position. The doors are made with double steel walls, while many other manufacturers only add a sheet for the lock. But the details don’t end there. We then use a continuous weld to make every gun safe as strong and as sturdy as possible.


Finishing Touches


Putting on the finishing touches is the fun part of building a custom gun safe. The safe is sanded and smoothed to be prepared for painting. Body filler is applied where needed and sanded before priming the safe. Fort Knox uses a downdraft paint system to paint multiple gun safes at one time without fear of color cross-contamination. Then the gun vault goes into a dry bake cycle for two hours. Once the dry bake cycle is complete, the details like the carpet interior and other custom pieces are applied. After a final thorough inspection, the gun safe is boxed up carefully and sent to the new owner.

When you invest in Fort Knox safes, you’re investing in the highest quality materials and workmanship you can find in a custom gun safe. Proper gun storage is more than simply having a place to put your guns. You need a secure safe that you can rely on in the event of a fire, theft, or other devastating events. Fort Knox has proven to be the leader in the industry, so buy a safe from us today and you’ll never have to worry about buying another one.

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